PAINT JOB

“Big Little Painting” by Roy Lichtenstein

Love Big Little Painting by the POP Artist Roy Lichtenstein,  so much that I used this work for inspiration for  a picture knit jumper that I made in  1985 (I think). The brush strokes have become the subject matter,  simplified,  enlarged and coloured with primary colours.  The use of black lines gives a comic book feel and makes a really bold statement where you can almost feel the paint being applied to the surface.

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Big Little Painting used as inspiration for picture knit. I did this back in 1985?

The simple shapes and blocks of colour in this artwork lend themselves to picture knitting.  I drew the image onto graph paper,  working out  size….  and  how to ‘best’  position the image on the front.  I did not use the same colours as  in the original artwork because they had to much contrast for my husband.  Grey was substituted for white and turquoise for the background.  I remember he was thrilled with his jumper.

Crepe like stretch fabric.  Heavy hand.  Found at Spotlight.

Crepe like stretch fabric. Heavy hand. Found at Spotlight.

I came across this stretch crepe fabric at Spotlight.  It reminded me so much of Little Big Painting and Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock  that a little bit had to come home with me. Images and motifs  move in and out of fashion and it nice to have a little of the past popping up in the present.

Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock

 

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